Player vs. Player battles are a core mechanic of Dark Summoner.


From the Battle screen, players can select an opponent and get a general view of their strength and party composition. However, there is no way to know their monster levels, making for some uncertainty when attacking. In a successful PVP battle, the winner gains a small amount of XP, a portion of the player's gold (this amount has been estimated to be about 10% of the enem's gold, which caps when the enemy has below about 1000, in which case none is received), and a number of Battle Points related to how many BP that player has. In more recent versions, Honor Points are awarded instead.